Category Archives: Idina Menzel

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “New Beginning Beats (2022)”!

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First of all, I know a couple of shows have been skipped. What happens is I write, record, and edit my shows, and send them to a database for remote shows. Then, someone at WNUR uploads them to the station’s software to play. There have been some errors recently in that second process, which has affected many shows, including our jam sessions. So, if you hear some songs and timely references that are out of date in the coming weeks, please enjoy the flashback!

This week, we have a rare occurrence: a Jammin’ with Jamie jam session on New Year’s Day!

So let’s start the New Year right (hint hint) by ringing it in with a batch of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Timely Tunes (2021)”!

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It’s officially Daylight Savings Time!

… Although, depending on where you are, just how much daylight time we’re saving is up for debate…

But whatever the case, we’re going to use our hour to the fullest by jammin’ to a ton of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Leap Day Lyrics”!

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Donate to WNUR’s annual Phoneathon through March 2 and get some neat merchandise with this special link: https://catalyzer.northwestern.edu/amb/JamieLee!

It is a rare and special day… Jammin’ with Jamie Day! And it’s also… Saturday!

… Oh, and it’s also Leap Day.

A Leap Day on a Jammin’ with Jamie day? Well, that calls for a list of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Beginning Beats and Ending Ditties”!

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Happy New Year!

It’s a new year and a new decade! It’s a time of new beginnings, both formal and informal. However, it’s also a time of both formal and informal endings.

On the formal side, certain seasonal jobs have ended, certain legal or work-related matters have met their deadline, and the wall and desk calendars have reached their expiration dates.

On the informal side, well, is everything else. New Year’s resolutions, personal and professional goals, a renewed spirit, and so much more.

The ending of one chapter is often the beginning of another, but there’s still a through line of story, characters, and/or settings to tie them together.

So in this “in between” space, let’s end one year and begin another with a batch of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Christmas (and Holiday) Kickoff Choruses (2019)”!

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It… is… time. For Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/St. Nicholas Day/winter/many other holidays!

But I understand: while the snow gives some people a magical feeling, it leaves others cold. And while the holiday season is a joyous time for many, it can also be overwhelming, stressful, and even isolating.

But not to worry! Jammin’ with Jamie is here for you, and we’ve brought a sack full of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Spooky Supernatural Songs (2019)”!

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Last week’s Scooby-Doo jam session celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of “those meddling kids” and their dog got us into the spooky spirit! The Jammin’ with Jamie Halloween celebration has begun!

And speaking of “spirits”…

It’s time to lift our spirits… and lift some actual spirits! Grab your sage and magic wands, because it’s time to conjure up a jam session full of a concoction of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “In the Moment Melodies”!

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On Jammin’ with Jamie, we often look to and motivate ourselves for the future. However, if one “lives in the future” 100% of the time, that gets exhausting, difficult, and even frustrating, as not everything works out the way you hope. And even when things do work out exactly as you hope, thinking ahead to the next “thing” will rob you of any enjoyment of what you’ve already earned and accomplished.

I’m here to entertain and inject some fun into your weekend, but I’m also here to help. So let’s enjoy our jammin’ time together with a mix of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Questioning Choruses”!

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This week is a landmark Jammin’ with Jamie!

OMG (Oh My Goulash)!

Yes! We’ll be giving away two tickets to Rachel Bloom’s concert on September 21 at the Chicago Theatre, as part of her “What Am I Going to Do with My Life Now?” tour!

Yes, I’m serious, and don’t call me… oh wait, you didn’t.

By total and complete coincidence, our theme coincides perfectly with Rachel Bloom’s concert tour’s title! (I’m not even kidding: I’ve had this theme planned for a while.)

Art imitates life, imitates art, snake eats tail, equals MC squared, singularity… My brain hurts…

No question about it, we’re going to be jammin’ to…

(Begins vocal warm-ups)

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Time Tunes”!

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You know I like to play songs that are timely… and this week, I’m doing it literally! So synchronize your watches, because it’s time for…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Colorful Choruses”!

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This week, the weather’s warming up… sort of… in certain areas… for a little while. Anyway, the white of winter’s melted away, and although there are still some muddy browns, we’re seeing a lot more color outside!

… Or at least, that would be what you might think if you’re the time to seal yourself away indoors for the duration of chilly weather. In reality, there are all sorts of colors all year round!

But just in case you need a refresher on what’s out there, we have a whole crayon box full of… Continue reading